Definition of Pike

1. Noun. A broad highway designed for high-speed traffic.

Exact synonyms: Expressway, Freeway, Motorway, State Highway, Superhighway, Throughway, Thruway
Specialized synonyms: Autobahn, Autostrada, Toll Road, Turnpike
Terms within: Carriageway
Generic synonyms: Highway, Main Road

2. Noun. Highly valued northern freshwater fish with lean flesh.
Generic synonyms: Freshwater Fish
Specialized synonyms: Muskellunge, Pickerel

3. Noun. A sharp point (as on the end of a spear).
Generic synonyms: Point

4. Noun. Medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet.
Specialized synonyms: Halberd, Partisan, Partizan, Vouge
Terms within: Pikestaff, Spear-point, Spearhead, Spearpoint
Generic synonyms: Arm, Weapon, Weapon System

5. Noun. Any of several elongate long-snouted freshwater game and food fishes widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere.
Generic synonyms: Percoid, Percoid Fish, Percoidean
Group relationships: Esox, Genus Esox
Specialized synonyms: Esox Lucius, Northern Pike, Esox Masquinongy, Muskellunge, Pickerel

Definition of Pike

1. n. A foot soldier's weapon, consisting of a long wooden shaft or staff, with a pointed steel head. It is now superseded by the bayonet.

Definition of Pike

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English dot=) of multiple origins, including (etyl enm) (term pikem). ¹

2. Noun. A very long thrusting spear used two-handed by infantry both for attacks on enemy foot soldiers and as a counter-measure against cavalry assaults. The '''pike''' is not intended to be thrown. ¹

3. Noun. A sharp point, such as that of the weapon. ¹

4. Noun. Any carnivorous freshwater fish of the genus Esox, especially the northern pike, ''Esox lucius''. ¹

5. Noun. A turnpike. ¹

6. Noun. A pointy extrusion at the toe of a shoe, found in old-fashioned footwear. ¹

7. Noun. (diving) A dive position with knees straight and a tight bend at the hips. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To attack, prod, or injure someone with a pike. ¹

9. Verb. (Australia NZ slang often with "on" or "out") To quit or back out of a promise. ¹

10. Noun. (context: now UK regional) A mountain peak or summit. ¹

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Definition of Pike

1. to pierce with a pike (a long spear) [v PIKED, PIKING, PIKES]

Medical Definition of Pike

1. 1. A foot soldier's weapon, consisting of a long wooden shaft or staff, with a pointed steel head. It is now superseded by the bayonet. 2. A pointed head or spike; especially, one in the center of a shield or target. 3. A hayfork. 4. A pick. 5. A pointed or peaked hill. 6. A large haycock. 7. A turnpike; a toll bar. 8. A large fresh water fish (Esox lucius), found in Europe and America, highly valued as a food fish; called also pickerel, gedd, luce, and jack. Blue pike, grass pike, green pike, wall-eyed pike, and yellow pike, are names, not of true pike, but of the wall-eye. See Wall-eye. Gar pike. See Gar. Pike perch, the garfish . Origin: F. Pique; perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. W. Pig a prick, a point, beak, Arm. Pik pick. But cf. Also L. Picus woodpecker (see Pie magpie), and E. Spike. Cf. Pick, Peak, Pique. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pike

pigtail catheter
pike perch
pike pole
pike poles
piked reverse hang
piked whale

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